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Procurement Manager

Company: AbbVie
Location: Dublin
Posted on: June 23, 2022

Job Description:

The Procurement Manager negotiates, develops and implements agreements that maximize value and support client initiatives, standardizes materials, services and suppliers. The Procurement Manager is delegated the authority to commit company funds. This position will work on the definition and resolution of known or anticipated problems in value, quality, feasibility, and specifications in the procurement of goods and services, while contributing cost savings and other value-added activity to support customer needs and expectations.Responsibilities

  • Responsible for sourcing, bidding, negotiating, contracting, and purchasing goods and services in alignment with agreed category strategies. Execute the competitive bidding process in accordance with the Organization's Purchasing Policy
  • Understand the Organization's approved buying channels and contracting policy for goods and services and help guide requestors to the appropriate buying channel
  • Develop and maintain a supply base that ensures the best value for quality, delivery, pricing, service, etc. Includes over-sight of all new vendor requests, in alignment with preferred supplier networks and relevant category strategy
  • Support and implement preferred supplier network for certain spend categories and help drive spend to these suppliers
  • Proactive management of local suppliers including anticipation, resolution and communication. Analyze supplier performance using rating system using established rating systems (e.g., supplier metrics program, suppliers' goals, etc.).
  • Demonstrate knowledge of external guidelines (e.g., FDA, Customs, TSCA, USDA, PhRMA, etc.) to ensure compliance
  • Identify, develop and implement standardized buying practices to ensure adequacy of supply chain. Educate requisitioners on the same
  • Effectively develop and negotiate confidentiality agreements and any other agreement in alignment with agreed category strategies, at a financial approved and authorized for the position
  • Meet regularly with internal customers and support functions to ensure customer satisfaction and continuous improvement, including monthly / regular reporting and updates
  • Support AbbVie category strategies and obtain client approval of category strategies. Communicate with the relevant Category Manager to help identify major opportunities
  • Manages a team of purchasing professionals Required
    • Bachelor's degree in Business or related discipline or 4 years of equivalent work experience
    • A minimum of 7 years of progressive experience in a purchasing agent / buyer role, preferably in pharmaceutical industry
    • Analytical, problem solving and interpersonal skills
    • Written and verbal skills enabling effective communication with all levels of management
    • Knowledge of purchasing policy
    • Contract negotiations experience Preferred
      • CPM certification desired (or equivalent)
      • Experience with SAP (SRM, ECC), e-Sourcing and contract management tools preferred, but not required
      • Individual must be self-motivated with great follow-up skills and be able to work independently
      • People management experience

Keywords: AbbVie, Dublin , Procurement Manager, Professions , Dublin, California

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